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RIDES Mass Transit District files amended complaint v. Edgar County –

February 10, 2017   ·   0 Comments

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A full eight days after the cut-off date to file an amended complaint, RIDES-MTD filed one in Edgar County Circuit Court. This ...

Edgar County 911 violates the law once again – agreement with Sheriff declared invalid

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs thanks Edgar County 911 Director Nannette Crippes, as she is one of the primary reasons this organization ...

The look into Edgar County Jail operations under former Sheriff Crippes

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We have been demanding public records from the Illinois State Police since 2012 regarding the two former Edgar County Corrections officers ...

Forbes continues shining the light on our work.

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Freelance Reporter Amanda Robert for Legal Newsline published her article on Forbes that shines the light on our work.  We appreciate ...

RIDES v. Edgar Co. – What really happened in the Courtroom –

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) – We will cover several issues in this article, starting with what was reported in the local paper: Prairie Press (PP): “. ...

Call to Action – Can you identify this deputy sheriff?

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We received a link to this video several months ago but have been unable to confirm the name of the Deputy ...

Edgar County, Edgar County Sheriff, and yes, Dee Burgin being sued once again!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Burgin being named in yet another civil rights police abuse case.  Also named ...

RIDES Mass Transit Lawsuit v. Edgar County Dismissed, Both Counts Stricken –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the hearing on January 11, 2017, the Court heard arguments from both RIDES Mass Transit District and Edgar County ...

Edgar County Zoning Commission Recommends County Pass Zoning Ordinance –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – At a meeting held December 19, 2016, the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission voted to recommend an Airport Zoning Ordinance to ...

Jeff Voigt Elected Chairman of Edgar County Board for another term –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held its organizational meeting this morning and elected Jeff Voigt as chairman for another two years. Mr. ...

Edgar County Publishes Draft Airport Zoning Ordinance –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance – which has yet to be recommended by ...

Edgar County Board: Taxes Don’t Come From Taxpayers-

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Great News! From today’s County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don’t come ...

BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of ...

RIDES Mass Transit Responds To Edgar County’s Motion To Dismiss –

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) – RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion ...

Video: WAND’s Doug Wolfe Reports On Citizen Watchdogs –

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) – WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: “As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government ...

Illinois State Police Report On Edgar County Airport Fire Bombing – Chris Patrick, Jimmy Wells, Brian Phillips Refuse Polygraph –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar ...

Edgar County Sheriff Department conveniently missing video footage of incident –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – We recently reported on a lawsuit (here) where an individual claims he was wrongly arrested and the handcuffs were placed ...

Stacey Hawkins Pleads Not Guilty – Demands Jury Trial –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. ...

UPDATE: Edgar County Corrections Officer Stacey Hawkins Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Splitting Maul Charges –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County State’s Attorney filed an updated complaint with the Circuit Court on October 13, 2016. Original article (here). In ...

Edgar County’s 2013 Airport Firebombing Investigation Hampered By 2008 Chrisman Double Murder Investigation?

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations. In Edgar ...

Edgar County Corrections Officer Charged – Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Maul Splitter –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – I received a tip shortly after labor day of a domestic violence call that involved an Edgar County Corrections Officer and ...

Edgar County Deputy Dee Burgin & Sheriff Jeff Wood Defending Federal Lawsuit –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Dee Burgin’s name in a Federal Court docket for alleged violations of a person’s civil rights.  With ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit v. RIDES Mass Transit District –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD”) filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant ...

Edgar County Sheriff Department being sued…..again –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Most in Edgar County know the history of the Edgar County Jail and its living conditions.  From the days of Karl ...

Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission Postpones Recommendations (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We received tips that the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission did not provide a draft copy of the airport zoning policy ...

Fact Checking / Responsible Reporting – County Airports and Zoning

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On August 27, 2016, Gary Henry reported that Robert Howrey stated “IDOT estimates approximately half of the county-owned airports in Illinois ...

Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

Dale Barkley resigned from Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board meeting this morning, we learned from Karl Farnham that Dale Barkley had submitted his resignation from ...

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